Former Celtic man already working wonders in new managerial role after just one day
Former Celtic defender John Hughes was ushered in as the new Dunfermline manager yesterday with a gargantuan task ahead of him. He’s already proving worthy of it.
Before today’s Saturday action in the Scottish Championship, the Fife side had failed to win a single match in 13 attempts, drawing seven and losing six. They are rooted at the bottom of the table.
Today they had a tough trip to Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who are pushing for promotion towards the top of the table.
Unbelievably, Hughes has already inspired his Dunfermline team to a victory, as they ran out 2-1 winners in the Highlands.
Trailing by a goal at the interval, Dunfermline produced a stunning second half comeback with efforts from Lewis McCann and Dom Thomas.
Hughes was not officially in charge of Dunfermline in the dugout today, with caretakers Greg Shields and Steven Whittaker filling in for the sacked Peter Grant.
However, The Courier report that Hughes did make a hasty beeline for the away dressing room at half-time to dish out some motivation and words of wisdom.
Given the team came out after the break, scored two goals and picked up their first win, Yogi has to take some credit!
Today’s result could be the kickstart that the troubled Pars need to salvage their season and avoid relegation to Scottish League One.
After doing such a sterling job with Ross County last season, I always felt it was harsh to see Hughes out of work over the summer.
Thankfully he’s back in business and already making an impact ahead of his first training session with Dunfermline on Monday.